Ask the Experts: Structured products and transparency


Question: Pricing Transparency - Is there a uniform standard of pricing your structured products?

I believe the answer is no, making it harder to compare the net-of-pricing attractiveness of alternative structured product offerings. Is there a flip side to this transparency? Answer  Gary Dale - Investec There is no uniform standard of pricing Structured Products. However there are some general points that are similar for each provider such as the cost of any capital protection, the prices of the financial instruments used and fixed costs such as Intermediary commissions. Structured Product pricing is heavily exposed to the financial elements and product design is largely det...

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